I finally got around to stitching up the Boxed Double Zip Pouch. I bought this pdf pattern a couple months ago. I think it turned out cute although the linen I used for the sides and back feels a bit too soft and wrinkly, even with interfacing. I’ll probably give this one away, I think.
In other news, look: a nook!
I found this bench on Amazon and it was pretty inexpensive. It arrived Thursday and I put it together while watching the Great British Bake Off. I like to imagine that I’d do well on this show even though I don’t know half of what they’re baking! Anyway, all I had to do was screw two bolts into each leg, which amazon says is worth $89 of expert labor. I didn’t even have to get out any serious tools. It came with a little hex key/Allen wrench – the “L” shaped thing that comes with all ready made furniture these days. I never know what to do with them, so I just taped it to the bottom in case I need to take the bench apart again.
Before I took a picture, I set the table so it would look nice. I don’t have my table like this all the time, but I wanted the full effect. I really need to paint this wall. Above the bench is where the previous owner hung his dart board. He must not have been very skilled at this, because there were holes everywhere. All filled in, now.
Evening thunderstorms (no rain for this one) have been creating the most beautiful skies. I go outside and yell at the neighbor that I’m just taking a picture of the sky in case she thinks I’m trying to take pics of her house or something weird.
I hung up another quilt, this time by just draping it over the upstairs landing. I made this one about 10 years ago out of recycled denim jeans. It’s super heavy. I used about 22 or 23 pairs of jeans to make it.
Christmas sewing is still ongoing. I’ve been trying to watch a Christmas movie here and there for Christmas in July, but some of them are just so insipid, I can’t get through a whole movie. I also can’t stop wondering what the snow budget was for each one. I love a good blizzard scene. But here’s my second puff quilt (aka biscuit quilt) in process. It’s unwieldy in its puffiness and I only add a strip or two a day. I need to hunker down and bust it out. I have a blog post from last summer detailing all the info on creating one of these.
That seems to be all the creative news for the week around here, in addition to the usual errands, appointments, family stuff, etc.
I hope your snackle box is full of good things. xoxo, C